Grace Barnes is a senior research scientist emeritus at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. She studies alcohol use, gambling behaviors and family issues.
Debra Flics is a psychotherapist in New York City. She has written about why some efforts to use Buddhist practices to treat mental illness are misguided.
Carolyn B. Maloney is a Democratic congresswoman from New York. She’s sponsoring the “Never Again Education Act,” which aims to improve Holocaust education nationwide. Arrange an interview with Maloney through Jennifer Bell.
Steven Hodas is the vice president of education for the Anti-Defamation League.
Elizabeth Edelstein is the vice president of education at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. The museum recently partnered with the New York City Department of Education to design Holocaust resources for teachers.
The Rev. Elsa Marty leads St. Lydia’s, a food-focused faith community in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
David Gelles is the author of Mindful Work, which is about meditation in the business world. He is also a business reporter for The New York Times and mindfulness practitioner.
Wakoh Shannon Hickey is an assistant professor of religious studies at Alfred University in New York. She serves as co-chair of the American Academy of Religion’s Buddhism in the West unit.
Jaime Kucinskas is an assistant professor of sociology at Hamilton College in New York. She studies religion, inequality and the mainstreaming of Buddhist meditation, and she recently published The Mindful Elite, which is about the elite leaders behind the mindfulness movement.